Local celebrities and fitness fanatics to push themselves for suicide prevention awareness

GOLD Coast celebrities are set to join local fitness fanatics on a 24 hour continuous treadmill run to raise much needed funds for Suicide Prevention Australia.

102.9 Hot Tomato personality Luke Bradnam, Channel 9 presenter Bruce Paige, 9 News journalists, Gold Coast Titans players and runner Michael Shelly are just some of the names filling the 96 spots on treadmills for the event, which kicks off at Price Fitness tonight at 5pm.

Event organisor Mathew Price said he is proud to head the Suicide Prevention Run as it sheds light on the taboo topic.


“Not many people like to talk about suicide, so if we can create an open space where people can talk about their fears, their experiences and family or friends they’ve lost, we’re happy to provide that opportunity,” he said.

Mr Price said they are hoping to raise $10,000 from the event. You can donate here!

Gold Coasters are also invited to cheer on the runners on Saturday and enjoy the festivities, with a jumping castle for the kids, face painting, art and craft activities and food and market stalls.

The event will be held at Price Fitness, 3/5 Hawker St, Currumbin Waters and runs from 5pm Friday until 6pm Saturday.

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